By Chris Melchin / June 11th, 2019
During the Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament at the Nintendo World Championships just before E3, Masahiro Sakurai announced that the next DLC character would be revealed during the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct. However, what we got during the Direct was not one DLC character announcement, but two.
The first announcement was one teased by dataminers: the protagonist from Dragon Quest XI, known as The Hero:
In addition to the Dragon Quest XI protagonist, The Hero will have alternate costumes of the protagonists from Dragon Quest III, IV, and VIII, as well as several others appearing in his Final Smash. He also seems to have a unique MP meter, which he can consume by casting various spells.
The second character, revealed near the end of the Direct, was a long-awaited one: Banjo and Kazooie, from the now Microsoft-owned Banjo-Kazooie series:
The Banjo and Kazooie trailer is very similar to King K. Rool’s reveal, even using the same fake-out joke with Duck Hunt, only for Banjo to jump in before showing off what they can do in the game.
The Hero will be Challenger Pack 2 launching this summer, while Banjo and Kazooie will be added in the fall as Challenger Pack 3, both as part of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass.
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